| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Friday May 29th 2015

Technology News Latest Real-Time Updates

Technology latest news updated in real-time by RSS feeds.

Sci/Tech – Google News

Google Photos’ algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime – PCWorld


PCWorld

Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime
PCWorld
Think of Google Photos as Gmail for pictures, said Google vice president Bradley Horowitz. Before Gmail existed, Horowitz recalled, he'd obsessively file away every email. But as the emails started to pile up, that practice became unsustainable. “E-mail would …
Google unmasks range of new productsRTE.ie
Google I/O: What's in it for developers across Chrome, Android, iOS and C++Inquirer
Highlights of Google I/O 2015: Android M, Android Pay, Photos app and moreFirstpost
USA TODAY -NDTV -ABS CBN News
all 2,905 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 11:00 am

Daum Kakao hopes social network Path will lead to international expansion – PCWorld


TechCrunch

Daum Kakao hopes social network Path will lead to international expansion
PCWorld
Social network Path will soon be under new ownership. The privacy-focused service found few friends in its native San Francisco, notching up just 10 million regular users in five years of existence, most of them in Southeast Asia. That geographical focus …
Daum Kakao to Buy Path's Social Media ServicesWall Street Journal
Daum Kakao revives Southeast Asia push with Path app acquisitionFinancial Times
Social network Path sold to Korea's Daum KakaoSlashGear
TechCrunch -CNET -Bloomberg
all 54 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:41 am

With the flip of a switch, new lab can create hurricane conditions on demand for … – Fox News


Fox News

With the flip of a switch, new lab can create hurricane conditions on demand for
Fox News
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 photo, wind-whipped waves crash on a simulated shoreline inside the Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction, or SUSTAIN, lab, during a demonstration at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric …
New lab can create hurricane conditions on demandSan Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

all 8 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:36 am

Google Jump makes GoPro Shares Jump – I4U News


I4U News

Google Jump makes GoPro Shares Jump
I4U News
The virtual reality future is going to need a ton of GoPro cameras. Google unveiled at the Google I/O a camera mount for virtual reality video capture called the Google Jump. This mount accommodates 16 GoPro Hero4 cameras. GoPro shares jumped almost …
GoPro Partners With Google Inc To Build 16-Camera VR RigBidness ETC
GoPro setting sights on drone and virtual reality businessesThe Denver Post
Google teams up with GoPro for VR, updates cardboard viewerTODAYonline
Android Police -The Independent -ABS CBN News
all 219 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:18 am

Out of Africa: How Ancient Humans Migrated into Europe – Science World Report


Science World Report

Out of Africa: How Ancient Humans Migrated into Europe
Science World Report
When did human first migrate out of Africa, and where did they go? Scientists have long wondered about the human route out of Africa and now, new genomic analyses may tell them exactly where ancient populations tread. (Photo : Luca Pagani). When did …
Egypt was the major gateway out of Africa for early humansThe Silver Ink
Eurasians arrived their present location having migrated through Egypt in AfricaThe Standard Daily
Out of Africa experience of the ancient manEmpire State Tribune
Business Standard
all 36 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:17 am

Volcano erupts 30000 feet into sky in Japan – Washington Post


Washington Post

Volcano erupts 30000 feet into sky in Japan
Washington Post
A volcano erupted Friday morning on the small Japanese island Kuchinoerabu, sending billowing clouds of black smoke nearly 30,000 feet into the sky and prompting authorities to evacuate the island's residents and re-route airline flights, according to …
Japan volcano: Mount Shindake erupts, forcing evacuationBBC News
REFILE-UPDATE 5-Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, residents flee by Reuters
Volcano Erupts in Southern Japan, Spewing Ash High Into SkyNew York Times
Wall Street Journal -RTE.ie -Reuters Africa
all 353 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:11 am

Science magazine retracts widely cited article on voters’ gay rights views – Fox News


Fox News

Science magazine retracts widely cited article on voters' gay rights views
Fox News
April 28, 2015: Same-sex marriage supporters hold signs encouraging drivers to honk in support of marriage equality during a rally. (AP). Science magazine Thursday formally retracted a highly touted article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay …
Retraction of gay marriage study leaves LA canvassers feeling jiltedLos Angeles Times
Study on Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage Is Retracted by a Scientific JournalNew York Times
Gay-Marriage Study Author Admits to Lies, Science Journal SaysNBCNews.com
The Seattle Times -Modern Readers -Washington Times
all 110 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:49 am

Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality – Computerworld


Computerworld

Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality
Computerworld
Apple has taken a big step into augmented reality by acquiring Metaio, a German company whose technology has been used by Macy's, BMW and furniture retailer Ikea. Augmented reality systems add information to a user's view of the world to help them do …
​Apple snaps up augmented reality firm MetaioZDNet
Apple takes aim at Google in VR market with Metaio acquisitionInquirer
Apple Buys Augmented Reality Software Maker Metaio: Here's WhyTech Times
Benchmark Monitor -Ubergizmo (blog) -New York Times
all 80 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:34 am

Chromecast Gets New Autoplay, Gaming, Second Screen Features, and More – NDTV


Engadget

Chromecast Gets New Autoplay, Gaming, Second Screen Features, and More
NDTV
Google's Chromecast is a pretty cool gadget and at Google I/O 2015, it was revealed that over 17 million Chromecasts have been sold so far. The little dongle also got a set of new APIs that could make it even better – the Chromecast now supports more …
Chromecast treats: queuing, multi-player, second screenSlashGear
Google Chromecast Sets Sights On Gamers And MoreTech Times
Google's Chromecast is about to get a lot better for gaming and binge-watching The Next Web
Liliputing -CNET
all 34 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 6:51 am

Nvidia’s Shield Android TV set-top goes on sale; reviews lukewarm (NVDA) – Seeking Alpha


VentureBeat

Nvidia's Shield Android TV set-top goes on sale; reviews lukewarm (NVDA)
Seeking Alpha
Nearly 3 months after unveiling the device, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has begun selling its Shield Android TV set-top. A model containing 16GB of flash memory goes for $200; one sporting a 500GB hard drive goes for $300. As previously disclosed, Shield is …
The coolest gadget you can buy right nowNEWS.com.au
Nvidia's Shield Android TV goes on saleITworld
Shield console, a 'flagship of Android TV,' will rival Apple TVSFGate
Tom’s Hardware -I4U News -Engadget
all 86 news articles »

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:09 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Vivendi to book 4.2 billion euro pre-tax gain on GVT sale

A woman walks walk past the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate Vivendi's headquarters in ParisFrench media group Vivendi said on Friday it would book a 4.2 billion euro ($4.6 billion) pre-tax gain from the sale of Brazilian telecommunications company GVT, which would help it pay interim dividends. The company said it had also received a 12 percent stake in Telefonica Brazil's Vivo and would exchange 4.5 percent for 8.3 percent of Telecom Italia's ordinary shares in the coming weeks. "The closing of the sale of GVT and of the 20 percent interest in Numericable-SFR enables the Vivendi management board, in accordance with its commitment, to authorize in principle the payment of two interim ordinary dividends, each in the amount of 1 euro per share, in respect of 2015," Vivendi said in a statement.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 6:01 am

Equinix to buy Telecity Group for $3.6 billion, Interxion deal collapses

U.S. data center company Equinix Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy British peer Telecity Group in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds ($3.6 billion) which ends Telecity’s pursuit of smaller Dutch firm Interxion Holding NV . Telecity, which runs some of the huge computer centers which process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended Equinix’s offer, and as such it was terminating an all-stock deal to buy Interxion for $2.2 billion. The acquisition of Telecity by Equinix, a deal which Reuters reported was near to finalization on Thursday, would create the largest data center player in Europe.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 7:32 am

Intel nears $15 billion deal to buy Altera: NY Post

The sign hanging outside the Intel booth is seen at the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas(Reuters) – Intel Corp is close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp for about $15 billion, the New York Post reported. The deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15 percent premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97, the New York Post reported, citing a source close to the situation. Intel signed a standstill agreement earlier this year with Altera that expires on June 1, giving the world's largest chipmaker the option to launch a hostile bid after that, Reuters reported in April, citing sources.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 5:11 am

Fingerprint Cards shares at record after Google tie-up

Swedish fingerprint sensor firm Fingerprint Cards said it had cooperated with Google on fingerprint recognition in the new Android software platform, as the U.S. software group looks to boost the use of fingerprint sensors on mobile phones. Fingerprint shares jumped to a record high and were up 5.1 percent by 0724 GMT. Google on Thursday previewed its new Android software for smartphones, tablets, watches and TVs at its annual developer conference in San Francisco.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 8:03 am

Creator of Silk Road website faces sentencing for drug scheme

An illustration photo shows a Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin. Ross Ulbricht, 31, faces up to life in prison after a federal jury in Manhattan found him guilty in February of charges including conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, money laundering and computer hacking. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence "substantially above" the 20-year mandatory minimum that U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest must impose on Ulbricht, who admitted to creating Silk Road but denied wrongdoing.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 5:23 am

Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal

Man passes Broadcom's Asia operations headquarters office at an industrial park in SingaporeAvago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom is best known for its connectivity chips, which are used widely in smartphones made by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:40 pm

60M-year-old fossil can’t convince creationist that Earth is older than 6,000 years

A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. DON’T MISS: The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks Edgar Nernberg dug up five 60-million-year-old fish while he was excavating a basement in Calgary, Washington Post says. A fossil collector himself, he notified experts about his finding without knowing how important it may be. However, he’s not ready to embrace the fact that the fossil might be that old. “No, it hasn’t changed my

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:50 am

​Microsoft clamps down on high app prices in Windows Store

​Microsoft clamps down on high app prices in Windows StoreIf your Windows Store app is more expensive than a comparable rivals, Microsoft may give it the boot.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:41 am

Italy of Things: Smart home projects propelling €1.55bn Italian IoT market

Italy of Things: Smart home projects propelling €1.55bn Italian IoT marketItaly's Internet of Things market is set to reach €1.55bn this year, with smart home products driving it forward.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:33 am

GoPro goes 360-degrees with new VR array

GoPro goes 360-degrees with new VR arrayThink that having one GoPro camera attached to your car, helmet or skateboard is cool. How about an array of 16 GoPros that can capture 3D video?

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:30 am